I am late I had 2 letters to deal with, the first letter complained about cropping tails and i had to get into the topic extremely painful whack on a man...it is really bad -- crotch high.. plus a long tail caught in a car door is not painfree... a dane is about 6 feet long. eliminating 18" is not a bad thing in some cases..
the other is tha cesar milan is coming to lynn in July-- we should contact him and see if his crew would like to stop by for some very different dog exposure.
i wish people who complained about cropping done under anesthesai would get on the case of towns who have leash laws that do not provide fenced dog parks--- talk about cruel-- that condems dogs to be restrained on a leash and never having a good run.
however--- animal opinions always go to the loudest- and sometimes some real thought is necessary
my daughter--- janine-- the horse daughter-- got in a bunch of trouble - apparently in usa today( or yesterday--- sometime) for saying we shoud rethink the outlawing of the slaughter of horses which means they are then packed in impossible trucks and shipped to canada or mexico for slaughter in terrible conditions.. beter they be slaughtered in this country under controlled situations-- just as temple grandid did over the meat production industry... we need another good look.
too many people are caught in they can not afford to feed the horse- nor can they follow the rules about euthenizing and disposing of the dead horse-- so they tie the horse to a telephone pole and run-- the horse then ends up in the killerpens purchased by meat buyers and hauled away to mexico.
at any rate she is in trouble for approving of slaughter when there are 400,000 horses yearly that have to be eliminated somehow... starving them to death is not an option-- so i wonder what these horse people have to suggest as a solution.
i think janine is working on a system to chip and id pet horses that could be rescued- much like dogs-
back to the dogs
also several voluneers have ahd several great ideas on the fundraising departmetn-- so many that i can not keep tracki of them myself--- maybe anne can HHHHEEEELLLLPPPPP?
and we have had a donation for a specific item--- i forget what that is called except wonderful-- we can not buy another dryer. for the barn..
that will not increase the electric bill- because we were drying everything in the dryer in the laundry room... just =saves volunteer energy.. and we could take down the scaffolding which has been our drying rack for th efluffies.
and we have someone ( a school?) coming at noon to talk about something..